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On a very mild November day with my great pals Trevor Campbell and Larry Philips returning to Larry’s home after a stroll down to Seaham’s marina for a coffee and a chat. Great friends are priceless.
With my car out of warranty I was considering changing my car. One of several cars that I fancied was the Toyota RAV so I popped into the Minories garage in Gilesgate just outside Durham. I was told that a new model was being unveiled the following week and I would be most welcome to attend. The unveiling was to be by ‘local’ Star Radio Station’s 3 Legends, namely Bernie Slaven former Middlesbrough and Irish International, Micky Horswill former Sunderland and Man. City and Malcolm Macdonald former Newcastle, Arsenal and England International. Needless to say I couldn’t turn down this invitation.
As it happened it was a freezing day and not many people attended which meant I was able to have the following photos taken as well as the time to have a brief chat with each of the players.
It has just recently been discovered that a certain Mr Charles William Alcock was born at 10 Norfolk Street, Sunderland city centre, in 1842.
I can well understand if you are saying to yourself 'so what'. Well I did just that until I found out he was a renowned footballer and cricketer who went on to be the 'Secretary of the Football Association' for 25 years. In 1870 he organised and played in the first ever international match, England v Scotland, and the following year, 1871, he created the world's first national football tournament The FA CUP.
Not bad for a Sunderland lad.
(In November the Council put up a blue plaque at the above address to commemorate this historical connection. See below).
Below is a photo of my great friend Ernie Carlin and myself kindly taken by Tim Robinson at the home ground of Sunderland RCA on the 18 Sept.
Ernie, on the left and now in his 80's, played a major part in the Sunderland RCA's
history throughout the 1960's, 70's and 80's. His roles at the club have ranged from
Trainer to Chairman.
Now that you know what I look like now there is no excuse for passing me on the street without speaking. Obviously I've changed a bit since the photo of a young looking 32 year old at the top of the screen but you will have changed as well. So if you stop to speak then help me out with your name as I do have lapses from time to time in recalling names.
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